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“Beautiful Countryside”
Review of Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Wonderful walk along the river to Flatford Mill. It was great to see where John Costable had painted the Hay Wain. Had a cream tea in the cafe before the walk back to Dedham. Well worth the visit and so beautiful.

Thank Tryna F
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Flatford is a beautiful area , well looked after by the National Trust. Going on the day after Easter Monday there was still an Easter Egg trail going and my 2 year old grandaughter enjoyed doing this and the reward was a large chocolate egg. It was lovely to see the buildings and other natural areas that JohnConstable had seen and painted in such beautiful suroundings. The weather was dry and sunny but with a bitterly cold wind so the riverside tea-room was very welcome. We had a very good homemade lunch with several options for children. Definately well worth a visit. Staff all very friendly.

Thank Maggie B
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stumbled upon the Flatford Mill and the Granary B and B a few years ago and have been regular visitors ever since.
We visit the mill about 3-4 times a year and typically stay for a 2 night visit.
The rooms are very dated in their decor, so if you are expecting a room with all mod cons and 5 star standard then this is not the place for you.
The rooms have a shower and wc room and in the main area (where the beds are) is a small sink , a small fridge, toaster and kettle. There is cutlery and crockery provided.
Included in the price of the room is bread, milk, cereals and some fruit (apples and oranges) which are left in the room for you to eat as and when.
Derek and Marge own the B and B and are a lovely old couple who have been there for many years and has some great old stories to tell!
As side from the out of date décor this place is faultless.
We come here to relax and de stress and it works a treat! We also come here with our children ( Teenagers too!) and they have all loved it here.
We love walking so we really have an amazing time, there are some lovely restaurants to visit.
We walk to the 'Sun' in Dedham which serves unusual dishes, sourcing foods locally where possible. If you have a car then Manningtree is also worth a drive, Visit the Indian in the High Street and also the Pizza restaurant which all the kids love.
This is a perfect retreat for Couples Families and Friends.

2  Thank Joanne F
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Driving around on Sunday when we stopped at Flatford Mill and I was educated in Constable country!!Like other reviewers have said The National Trust have organised it very well and the walks and near by gardens are all explained in a brochure.Inside the cottage the stories behind the piantings are told and you are told exactly where to stand to see "The Hay wain" view.The tearooms are very nice and prices are very reasonable.Also lots of walks around some beautiful countryside along the river Stour.Well worth a visit!!

Thank Diane J
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I love it hear and now have converted my teenage daughter - this is a beautiful part of Constable country. The National Trust have organised it very well, with a minimal car park fee and excellent staff. Lots of things to see and either take the short walk round the immediate grounds or take a longer walk - thoroughly recommend the relatively short walk to Dedham which is a very beautiful village. The cream tea is lovely and reasonably priced. Lovely to match the views with the paintings.

Thank pookiefatcat
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